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The gilets jaunes: A revolution of the revolution

The resonances of the gilets jaunes movement(s), as captured by Jacques Fradin. It is a reading of the insurrection that does not hold back or step away from criticising the “Left”, and beyond. The essay was already published in English … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Those who walk away from capital

While the politicians and the media scrutinise the weekly accounting of the number of demonstrators with each Act of the yellow vests’ movement, closely seconded by sociologists and political scientists, the movement persists, defying all predictions. And even if it … Continue reading

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In solidarity with Gaspard Glanz

We have on numerous occasions shared video reports from the independent and politically engaged news collective, Taranis news. The courage and art that they have consistently brought to their work with radical social movements makes them one of the most … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Understanding the resistance of an insurrection

A further reflection on the yellow vests movement, as it continues to defy, on the occasion of Act XXIII …

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The gilets jaunes: What violence?

A critique of violence …

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The gilets jaunes: Understanding the movement(s) beyond final defeat or victory

The political soothsayers and diviners will cynically proclaim the yellow vests’ movement dead: Act XXI brought less than 25,000 people into the streets this last Saturday. We however refuse to be political accountants. And rebellions and revolutions have never been … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A movement(s) at a crossroads

On the day of Act XX … The Temps critique collective (22/03/2019), in a finely developed analysis of the yellow vests movement(s) of france, elaborates three fundamental criticisms: the movement has hitherto been unable to define itself, it has equally … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection in the midst of collapse

In the wake of Act XIX … The yellow vests insurrection offers lessons beyond or in parallel to the often celebrated insurrections of the Zapatistas in Chiapas and of the Rojava “Revolution”. In no way dismissing these latter, the yellow … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: The people are constrained to respond to the violence

Today we had people who tried by all of the means available … to injure the Republic, to damage, to destroy, at the risk of killing. Emmanuel Macron (Le Monde 19/03/2019) Saturday, we saw extreme violence in Paris. It was … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: An ultimatum

(Photograph: Mathias Zwick and Hans Lucas) In anticipation of Act XVIII (March 16) of the yellow vests in Paris. (From lundimatin #182, 10/03/2019)

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